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End of the season

12 Apr 2013 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Hello again, Wow! It seems to me that the winter has gone by so fast. The past 5 months present themselves in my mind like a big whirl of awesome racing, fun Euro adventures with my teammates, some of the best family and friends time I have had in a while and quite possibly the […]

January update

25 Jan 2013 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Bonjour everyone from snowy and beautiful French Alps. It has been about a week we’ve been training in a small mountain village of Praz-de-Lys and racing a World Cup in a cool ski town called La Clusaz. The latter one reminds me a lot of Banff, but kinda more french! There is a massive downhill […]

a cool training video courtesy of Buff :)

22 Oct 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Besides being our awesome team sponsor and supplying us with custom-made Buff multifunctional headwear, Peter Collins is also a passionate photographer. Check out this video he put together of me training and talking about the changes in the way I see myself.  http://vimeo.com/50186972 Cheers, Dasha

Trailsports Oct. update (click here to read more)

22 Oct 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Hello fellow skiers and ski fans, For all of us who live and breathe cross-country ski racing, it feels like the winter is almost here. I thought I would share with you what I and some of my teammates like to pack in our bottomless duffel bags. It’s fascinating to realize that I have been […]

Please visit www.trailsports.ab.ca to read my September blog post

16 Sep 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

The winter countdown: 27 days until first snow, 61 day until the first World Cup race The crisp morning air startles me and allows my brain to focus only on one logical thought – the fact that in about 4 weeks I will be gliding on the Frozen Thunder ski loop at the Nordic Centre. […]

“Give your everything” week in Montreal (click here to read more)

07 Aug 2012 / 1 Comment / in Uncategorized

The pain spreading all over my legs and arms started to feel less overwhelming when I told myself that I was not going to die in the next 30 seconds if I continue to pull the cords as hard as I have been. My hands are gripping ski pole handles attached to a pulley machine […]

June update. Click here to read more

17 Jun 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

I’m happy, I’m focused and I’ve been training with gusto over the past 4 weeks. I couldn’t have been more excited to be training again in la Belle Province, this time with the National Training Centre in Mont-Ste-Anne and with the B2ten organization in Montreal. The purpose of me training here is quite simple: develop […]

April news, please click here to read more

06 May 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

Somehow year after year, the 30 days of April whirl by so fast. With the upcoming summer of training already planned to the day on a spreadsheet, and the 2012-13 racing season being published on the fis-ski.com website months ago, April offers precious, and in my case, often elusive frivolous time. Now back on January […]

Buonjourno from a training camp in Italy (click here to read)

27 Feb 2012 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

It has been a busy month for me, as I have travelled to ski and compete in Estonia, Austria, Russia, back to Austria, then to Poland, and now Italy. Ironically, I haven’t seen much of what the countries have to offer to a tourist, as the days are spent training, testing skis, putting on the […]

Greetings to all

30 Dec 2011 / 0 Comments / in Uncategorized

The snow has finally arrived in Europe and Eastern Canada and for a ski racer like myself, the season is already in full swing. This week I am busy getting ready for a World Cup competition in Davos, Switzerland, and the next weekend I am scheduled to race in Slovenia. Life of a ski racer […]